Tag Archives: Apple iPad

“Adapt or die” – The Mail, Independent, Newsworks and Expedia on tablet take-up

Guy Zitter, group managing director, Mail Newspapers

Tablets are not killing newspapers, they’re offering a lifeline to the revitalisation and rebirth of ‘news brands’ beyond the dreaded paywall, say the experts. Assembled at Newsworks’ Tablet Summit, representatives from the likes of Guardian Media Group, Mail Newspapers, The Independent, Expedia and News International gave their take on the future of the newspaper industry as tablet take-up rockets. Guy Zitter group managing director at the Mail put it starkly. He said it was a case of ”Adapt or die”.

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News Corp closes iPad only newspaper The Daily after losing millions

Big changes at News Corporation today as executives comes and go and in amongst those changes News Corporation has also announced the closure of its iPad only newspaper The Daily. It was launched with much fanfare, and at a cost of $30m in February 2011, but seemed to very quickly run into trouble.

Those rumours that it was on borrowed time surfaced back in the summer when the speculation was that it was going to be axed as it cut around 50 staff. Today News Corp confirmed that and said that the Daily will cease standalone publication on 15 December. Read More »

The Observer to be available on iPad from Sunday

The Guardian adds the Observe to its iPad appThe Guardian iPad edition is being re-launched as The Guardian and Observer iPad edition with the first iPad issue of The Observer to be unveiled this Sunday (16 September).

In addition to the Monday – Saturday issues of the Guardian, on Sundays the app will now include an Observer issue, featuring the main news section of The Observer, the New Review, the sport section and the Observer Magazine.

The Guardian and Observer iPad edition now mirrors Guardian News & Media’s Monday – Sunday print offering, and is available now on Newsstand. Read More »

Guardian relaunches Eyewitness iPad app with premium subscription

Guardian introduces Premium version of Eyewitness iPad appWhile The Guardian continues to resist the idea of introducing a payall it is continuing to look at ways to make its content pay and in particular its apps.

It already charges £9.99 for its Guardian iPad app, although we were told recently that it has only 17,000 subscribers, and now it has introduced a premium version for its Eyewitness iPad app as part of a relaunch as it approaches one million downloads.

The Guardian launched the Eyewitness photography app over two years ago to showcase some of the world’s most distinctive and provocative photographs per day. Read More »

Apple ‘iPad mini’ to resemble a larger iPod Touch

iPad Mini mockup (9to5Mac)

Apple is reportedly going to release its much talked about min iPad in the Autumn and it will look more like a larger iPod Touch rather than a smaller iPad. No speculation to suggest it will be called the TouchPad.

It is being speculated the mini will come with a price tag of around $200, which is the same price as the Google Nexus 7 – so expect to pay £200 to get your hands on one considering the way that Apple economics translate. Read More »

Pinterest apps arrive on the iPad and Android

Pinterest for iPad and Android

Photo-sharing service Pinterest has launched new Android and iPad apps, as well as updating its iPhone offering.

The Android app has been one of the most requested updates to the service, said Chief Executive Ben Silbermann, speaking at the company’s first official press briefing in San Francisco. Read More »

Consumers ready for switch to reading favourite magazines on tablets [infographic]

Interesting research here from lekiosk, the French tablet and smartphone platform for reading magazines that launches in the UK this week and is aiming to be the Netflix/Spotify for magazines.

Conducted by YouGov the consumer research reveals that 1 in 20 Brits are already consuming magazine media via tablet computers, but that the idea of doing so appeals to as much as 36% of UK consumers. Read More »

Future of Murdoch’s iPad tablet The Daily hangs in the balance

The New York Observer is reporting that the future of News Corporation’s much hyped iPad only newspaper, The Daily, is hanging  in the balance.

The paper reports that The Daily has been put “on watch, according to a source and it will be reassessed after the November 6 US Presidential election.

The Daily, which is said to be losing $30m a year, faces an uncertain future after News Corp pumped  millions into its high profile January 2011 launch. We asked at the time how something that was said to have cost $30m to launch can make money? It appears the answer is now in.

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The top 15 most shared Apple videos of all time

In the run up to Apple’s 36th birthday, it was founded on April Fools’ Day in 1976, Unruly Media has put together a ranking of the most-shared Apple videos of all time.

We’ve pulled together the top 15 here with most created by TBWA\Media Arts Lab. There are  a lot of iPhone 4 ads, but there are also some classics here too including “1984″ and “Think different”. Read More »

Apple to release iPad Mini later this year? And Waterproof iPhone?

We’ve heard rumours in the past concerning the launch of a smaller iPad, and now an unnamed Samsung official has thrown more fuel on the fire. Asking not to be identified (fair enough in the circumstances), he or she told the Korea Times that Apple will launch a 7.85-inch iPad before 2012 is out. Read More »